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Moving Image Archive
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Download or listen to free movies, films, and videos This library contains digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download. Check our FAQ for more information . Contribute Your Movies and Video Please feel free to upload your movies (Uploaders, please set a Creative Commons license as part of the upload process, so people know what they can do...
Topic: Moving Images
Prelinger Archives
by American Telephone and Telegraph Co. (AT&T)
movies
eye 110,000
favorite 71
comment 9
Training film for users of the new dial telephones.
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Topics: Communication: Telephone, Ergonomics
Prelinger Archives
by Miles Brothers
movies
eye 99,241
favorite 85
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PLEASE NOTE: A much higher-quality DV version (2.3 GB) now available at http://www.archive.org/details/TripDownMarketStreetrBeforeTheFire Pictures San Francisco's main thoroughfare as seen from the front window of a moving Market Street cable car, before the downtown area was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire. This unusual record has been called the first "structural film" because it follows exactly the externally imposed structure of the car ride. Here is a post from the...
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Topics: San Francisco: Scenics: Historical, Transportation: Cable cars, Landscapes: Cultural
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 99,294
favorite 85
comment 24
DV25 version (editable quality) of the famous film. Feel free to reedit/recombine/remix. Please consider uploading your derivative works to Internet Archive. This version was transferred from a new 35mm print made from a restored 35mm negative, which was made from our 1906-era 35mm print. The frameroll problem seen in other versions has been fixed.
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Topics: san francisco, earthquakes, 1906, market street, cities, urban history, lost landscapes, traffic
The Center For Home Movies
collection
229
ITEMS
260,510
VIEWS
collection
eye 260,510
Our mission is to transform the way people think about home movies by providing the means to discover, celebrate, and preserve them as cultural heritage.
Topic: home movies
35mm Stock Footage
collection
1,542
ITEMS
890,090
VIEWS
collection
eye 890,090
Internet Archive's 35mm stock footage collection consists of material especially shot for stock footage purposes as well as feature film outtakes and unused material that were conserved for future use in other productions. Rights to this collection are held by Internet Archive. You may download and reuse material under the Creative Commons Attribution License . If you require higher-quality material or a written license agreement, please contact Getty Images for licensing information.
Topic: stock footage
Globians Film Festival
movies
eye 7,457
favorite 10
comment 3
A silent film essay in Super 8 on the aftermath of the Chernobyl atomic reactor events (which happend April, 29th 1986), filmed in West-Berlin, three and a half years before the Berlin Wall fell, while shooting another documentary. Basicly it is all a question of montage...
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Topics: Globians world and culture documentary archive, Globians, documentary, essay, German Cinema,...
PeriscopeFilm
collection
3,234
ITEMS
1.2M
VIEWS
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Periscope Film LLC's archive is one of the largest military film collections in private hands. It includes rare training, combat, recruiting and history films made by the U.S. Government from 1914 through the mid-1980s. Subjects include the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Marines, Air Force, and civilian aviation, and conflicts from the Spanish-American War through WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Periscope Film also maintains the premiere library of WWII and Cold War U.S. Navy submarine films. Nearly...
Topics: military, veterans, world war I, world war II
Cooking - movies
collection
278
ITEMS
593,085
VIEWS
collection
eye 593,085
cooking movies
Topic: cooking
Educational Films
movies
eye 55
favorite 1
comment 0
Shows how the mingling of Romanesque and Byzantine currents have produced the Cathedral of Saint Mark in Venice. Emphasises the role of Venice as the mercantile and artistic crossroads of East and West in the Middle Ages
Topics: Art, Art, Church buildings
Educational Films
by Bernstein, Sidney, 1899-; Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980; Blake, Brian
movies
eye 912
favorite 4
comment 0
Director, 1945 edition, Sidney Bernstein; consultant, Alfred Hitchcock; director, 1985 edition, Brian Blake
Topics: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), World War (1939-1945), Jews, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), World...
Educational Films
movies
eye 154
favorite 1
comment 0
Danish student-actors re-enact the events of October 1943, when the Danes saved almost their entire Jewish population from the Nazis by helping them escape to Sweden. Students researched and documented the events depicted in this story
Topics: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Jews rescue (1939-1945 : World War), World War (1939-1945), World...
Educational Films
by Ustinov, Peter; John McGreevy Productions; Nielsen-Ferns Ltd
movies
eye 195
favorite 2
comment 1
Made in Canada
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Topic: Travel
Educational Films
by Coronet Instructional Films
movies
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favorite 3
comment 0
Educational producer, J. Paul Leonard
Topic: Intellectual life
Educational Films
by Capi Films
movies
eye 98
favorite 4
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Peking Circus, Peking Circus, Peking Circus, Circus
Educational Films
movies
eye 130
favorite 1
comment 0
print
Topic: Art & Artists Documentary
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
movies
eye 274
favorite 7
comment 0
With teacher's guide
Topics: Cactus, Prickly pears, Cactus, Prickly pear, Cactus, Prickly pears
Educational Films
by Hartley Productions
movies
eye 430
favorite 4
comment 0
Focuses on the religious practices of people living in Java and Bali. Describes the function of a horse-trance ritual that combines the basic tenets of Mohammadism with an ancient belief in animism
Topics: Rites and ceremonies, Rites and ceremonies, Trance, Religion, Rites and ceremonies, Trance
Educational Films
by Paris Match TV
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CLICK HERE TO VIEW STUDY GUIDE The man behind many masks, the great French mime Marcel Marceau, speaks as a philosopher, an artist, and a teacher through words and movement. Classes conducted by Marceau and the teachers at his school showing the necessary training in body movement, gymnastics, dance, fencing, and mime are intercut with related scenes of Marceau in performance. These performances are sequences from his theatrical repertoire and include "The Mask Maker," "The...
Topics: Marceau, Marcel, pantomime, mime, Marceau, Marcel
Additional Collections - Video
collection
91,015
ITEMS
8.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 8.4M
Miscellaneous collections of movies and videos.
Topics: videos, movies
Educational Films
movies
eye 394
favorite 2
comment 0
Topics: Cities and towns., Rivers., Communism., U.S.S.R.
Educational Films
by Quayle, Anthony, 1913-1989; Time-Life Video
movies
eye 627
favorite 2
comment 0
Documentary
Topics: Documentary television programs, Civilization, Documentary television programs
Educational Films
movies
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Great Railway Journeys of The World: Changing Trains Reel 1 Reel 2 available here By train from London to Budapest on the Cisalpin from Paris to Montreux and the Orient Express through the Iron Curtain to Budapest
Educational Films
by Films Inc.
movies
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The Forbidden City, Reel 1 Reel 2 available here Explores the history and culture of China as reflected in the art and architectural treasures of the Forbidden City. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Explores the history and culture of China as reflected in the art and architectural treasures of the imperial citadel in Peking.
Topics: Educational Film, China (Ancient to 1949), Cities and towns
Educational Films
movies
eye 924
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Great Railway Journeys of The World: Changing Trains Reel 2 Reel 1 available here By train from London to Budapest on the Cisalpin from Paris to Montreux and the Orient Express through the Iron Curtain to Budapest. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: Educational Film, Series: Great Railway Journeys of the World (1980)
Educational Films
movies
eye 1,541
favorite 11
comment 0
The World at War: 6 -- Banzai! Japan 1931-1942, Reel 1 Reel 2 available here An elderly Japanese couple are shown going through the religious ritual they have performed daily for thirty years in expiation of the guilt of the seven souls of the seven war criminals hanged by the Allies. The study features an interview with Mitsuo Fuchida, leader of the Pearl Harbor attack, and the American Navy men.
Topics: Educational Film, Series: The World at War (1973)
Educational Films
by University of Houston; KUHT (Television station : Houston, Tex.)
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eye 1,763
favorite 16
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Uses still photographs in presenting a brief history of the Tutankhamun treasures. Provides a view of the site of the tomb and scenes of the excavation. Includes a detailed examination of each item in the display of Tutankhamun treasures in Houston's Museum of Fine Arts Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Tutankhamen, King of Egypt, Art, Egyptian
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Films Incorporated
movies
eye 1,943
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Examines Japanese language symbols in art, rediscovered by the painter Pierre Alechinsky. Abstract Western art is compared to Japanese art, which has been "modern" for ten centuries Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Depicts the meaning and place of the Japan.se language symbols in art and in other types of communication. Shows the work and approach of the traditional artist and the new approach of the modern young artist....
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Alechinsky, Pierre, 1927-, Calligraphy, Japanese, Language, Language
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
movies
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favorite 13
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Recounts the way in which the Japanese at home were persuaded to support the war, which came as a complete surprise to them. A Japanese woman says, "Stories of victories, war songs, and marches over the radio all day long made us quite excited. It was almost like a festival." Clearly outlines the type of training which produced the Japanese soldier
Topics: World War (1939-1945), World War, 1939-1945
Educational Films
by Carousel Films; CBS News; CBS reports (Television program)
movies
eye 4,261
favorite 39
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Producer and writer, David Lowe; reporter, Charles Kurait
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Topics: Ku Klux Klan (1915- ), Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Cinemocracy
by Frank Capra
movies
eye 45,064
favorite 23
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"The Battle of China," Chapter VI of Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" series, explains why the Empire of Japan possessed such a strong interest in ruling the disparate lands of China. In an attempt to break the will of the Chinese people in one massive assault, Japan invades Nanking and massacres forty thousand civilians. The attack results in an opposite effect, galvanizing the Chinese resistance and unifying the separate lands into a single Chinese identity. While the Japanese...
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Universal Newsreels
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611
ITEMS
3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 3M
In the pre-TV era, people saw the news every week in their neighborhood movie theaters. Newsreels were shown before every feature film and in dedicated newsreel theaters located in large cities. Universal Newsreel, produced from 1929 to 1967, was released twice a week. Each issue contained six or seven short stories, usually one to two minutes in length, covering world events, politics, sports, fashion, and whatever else might entertain the movie audience. These newsreels offer a fascinating...
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 2,842
favorite 5
comment 1
To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger, Japan, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Nara, Bangkok, Thailand, Norway
Home Movies
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1,515
ITEMS
3.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 3.7M
This collection of home movies includes amateur films and videotapes from the collections of the Center for Home Movies and other home movie aficionados. This collection includes amateur productions, home movies and home videos of family activities, travelogues, dramas and a variety of homemade films from the last century, as well as ephemeral films about home movie making. In 2005, the Center for Home Movies was established as a non-profit corporation to administer Home Movie Day and to engage...
Topics: home movies, homemovies, home-movies
Home Movies
by Robbins Barstow
movies
eye 2,254
favorite 6
comment 0
In September 1985, Robbins Barstow and his wife Meg, of Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA, went on a four-week tour of China. This personalized travelogue includes visits to Shanghai, Beijing, the Great Wall, Xian, Guilin, and a cruise down the Yangtze River.
Topics: home movie, Barstow Travel Adventure
Ephemeral VHS
movies
eye 156
favorite 1
comment 0
Topics: VHS, Be a Hula Girl
Ephemeral VHS
movies
eye 146
favorite 1
comment 0
"Much of Holland's and Europe's history can be relived with a visit to West Achterhoek. Westerwolde is a fascinating place to explore the past and to plan for the future" -- description from box.
Topics: vhs, Netherlands, travel
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies
eye 274
favorite 3
comment 0
Recorded live at the 1988 Berlin Fair For Independent Music, featuring performances by Mudhoney, Buzzcocks F.O.C. (aka Flag Of Convenience), and Young Gods. 
Topics: vhs, mudhoney, buzzcocks f.o.c., young gods
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Encounter Video
movies
eye 394
favorite 2
comment 0
"Leave your worries and the mainland far behind. Set sail on a Pacific odyssey that carries you to the national and state parks of the Hawaiian Islands and the National Park of American Samoa."-- description from box.
Topic: vhs
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies
eye 319
favorite 1
comment 0
Undated promotional video for Abercrombie & Kent barge cruises of England and France.
Topics: vhs, barge cruises, tourism, travel, England, France
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Atlantis Submarines Hawaii, L.P.
movies
eye 298
favorite 2
comment 0
"...Atlantis Submarines has made it possible to dive 150 feet beneath Hawaii's turquoise sea and view first hand the incredible marine life that inhabit our warm tropical waters....'
Topics: vhs, World War II Navy Tanker, "Hobbit Hilton"
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by International Video Network
movies
eye 653
favorite 4
comment 0
"Journey to Paris, the City of Light." -- description from box.
Topics: vhs, France
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 827
favorite 1
comment 0
Made by Kodak, this silent travelogue of the Philippines shows the nation as it appeared in the 1930s.  Downtown Manila is seen in its pre-war grandeur at the :46 mark, with buzzing trolley cars and auto traffic.  Sugar, coconuts and hemp are seen gathered at the 1:30 mark, and coconut rafts are seen floating to market at the 4 minute mark.  Manila hemp is seen being collected from abaca trees at 7:50.   This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Philippines, Manila, Sugar Cane, Manila Hemp
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 155
favorite 1
comment 0
Made in 1966, this short film shows a Communist political figure giving a speech at a factory commune, as well as (at the 3:00 mark) a parade celebrating the National Day of Celebration, the anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.    This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k....
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Communist Party, Peoples republic Of China
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 165
favorite 1
comment 0
Created shortly after the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a memorial, this newsreel was shown to U.S. troops overseas as part of the "Army/Navy Screen Magazine".  The film shows the President's body leaving Warm Springs and going to Washington by train, and then the funeral parade through the nation's capitol, and ceremonial lying in state, and ends with the body interred at Hyde Park, New York. The film is set to music with the words of the fallen President throughout....
Topics: President Truman, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Newsreel
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 169
favorite 4
comment 0
Created in the 1940s by Encyclopedia Brittanica, this fascinating travelogue and educational film showcases Western China including Nanking.  It is narrated by O.J. Caldwell, who taught at the University of Nanking prior to the Japanese invasion. The film contains unique footage of the Sichuan basin (called "the valley" in the film) and some city scenes shot in Chengdu. The narrator describes the Sichuanese as "people who in time of peace have pursued their placid ways close to...
Topics: Western China, China, Bamboo, Nanking, Chengdu
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 188
favorite 3
comment 0
Dating from the time of the Kennedy Administration, this newsreel shows American military advisors working in Indochina to prop up the South Vietnamese Army, and portrays the South as a freedom-loving country deserving of support.  It also shows Ngo Dinh Diem, a staunch anti-Communist, who became president in 1955. He later imprisoned and murdered hundreds of Buddhists, causing the U.S. to remove its support.  He was assassinated, along with his brother, Ngô Đình Nhu by Nguyễn Văn...
Topics: Vietnam, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam war, Ngo Dinh Diem, South Vietnam, American Advisors In Vietnam.,...
PeriscopeFilm
movies
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favorite 2
comment 0
Produced and narrated by filmmaker Don R. Catlin, "City on the Nile" profiles the city of Cairo as it appeared in the 1930s or 40s and the Nile Valley.  The tour of the city begins at the famed Shepheard's Hotel, the leading hotel in Cairo and one of the most celebrated hotels in the world from the middle of the 19th century until it was burned down in 1952.   The film also includes terrific footage of the city's "native quarter" and images of marketplaces, mosques, the...
Topics: Nile, Egypt, Native Quarter, Travelogue, Cairo
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 179
favorite 2
comment 0
Created in 1978 by United Airlines, this travelogue (shot in widescreen!) presents a glimpse of Hawaii and especially Honolulu with its beaches, surfers, cultural diversity, and unique local customs including hula dancing, luaus, and more.  Featuring music by Don Ho and others.  The filmmaking team included famed picture editor Walter Murch and Hal Barwood, who wrote Steven Speilberg's first film "Sugarland Express."  It was produced by Cal Bernstein an award-winning...
Topics: Hawaii, Honolulu, United Airlines, Cal Bernstein, Hal Barwood, Walter Murch, Don Ho, Widescreen,...
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 488
favorite 1
comment 0
Made in the late 1940s or early 1950s, this Pan Am travelogue takes the viewer on a journey to Ireland aboard the DC-6B Clipper Mermaid.  The film begins with landing at Shannon Airport, and from there begins a storybook-like trip through villages and the countryside to Cork, Tipperary,  the Blarney Stone, Tipperary, the Trinity Library, and Dublin. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections...
Topics: Pan American World Airline, Travelogue, Republic Of Ireland, Tipperary, Ireland, Airline,...
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 263
favorite 2
comment 0
Here are two short travelogues from the 1950s, both fragmentary.  The first film shows images of the Royal Guard in London, England as well as a trip to Stratford-on-Avon and Anne Hathaway's cottage. The travelers then take a trip across the English Channel by ferry to France, where they visit the Eiffel Tower.  The second film begins around the 3 minute mark and shows Norway in the 1950s, with its hard working farmers and fishermen.  Hydropower is seen at the 5:45 mark, and shipbuilding at...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Travelogue, William Shakespeare, Anne hathaway, Eiffel Tower, Oslo,...
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 260
favorite 2
comment 0
Starting with vistas of the Empire State Building and then the interior of the "Finland House" design studio and store in Manhattan, this Pan Am travelogue presents a beautiful overview of the nation as it appeared in the 1950s.  A Boeing Stratocruiser flies the trans-Atlantic route -- with lobster tail served along the way.  The film includes terrific views of Helsinki, with its government buildings, churches, art and sculpture, and bustling downtown with its trolley cars / trams...
Topics: Pan American World Airline, Finland, Airline, 1950's, Boeing Stractocruiser, Ceramics, Helsinki,...
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 218
favorite 1
comment 0
Created in the 1940s by Encyclopedia Brittanica, this fascinating travelogue and educational film showcases Western China including Nanking.  It is narrated by O.J. Caldwell, who taught at the University of Nanking prior to the Japanese invasion. The film contains unique footage of the Sichuan basin (called "the valley" in the film) and some city scenes shot in Chengdu. The narrator describes the Sichuanese as "people who in time of peace have pursued their placid ways close to...
Topics: western China, Bamboo, Nanking, Chengdu, China, Sichuan
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 357
favorite 1
comment 0
Dating from WWII, this China travelogue narrated by Hugh James is a rarity, in that it is entirely in color.  The film shows Peiping / Beijing, including street scenes, shots of the Forbidden City, and more.  There are shots of native handicraft including the art of ivory at the 2:10 mark, jade work, a Cloisonné vase, making rugs from wool, and more.  Modern clothing is shown, as well as a Chinese funeral.  Shanghai is seen at the 7:30 mark, and the Yangtze River.  This film is part of...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, World War II, Beijing, Jade, Ivory, Forbidden City, Cloisonne,...
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 271
favorite 4
comment 0
Dating to about 1951, this Castle Film is a profile of Paris, France with just about every famous sight included.  It begins with shots of the Eiffel Tower, then the tallest structure in all of Europe.  Other sights include the Champs-Elysees, the Arc De Triomphe, sidewalk cafes, Notre Dame cathedral, various parks, the Sienne, the Louvre, and much more. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Paris, Film, Champs-Elysees, Arc De Triomphe, Notre Dame De Paris,...
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 265
favorite 2
comment 0
This 1950s or 60s travelogue of Holland shows the tulip and flower industry (:40).  The island of Marken is seen at 1:10. A "typical housewife" is seen at the 2 minute mark putting up the laundry to dry. The village of Volendam is seen at the 2:30 mark, as children play jump rope.  Trawlers are seen in port. Vast tulip fields are seen at 3:00, along with the Lakken factory. Gouda is seen at 3:30 with the Cathedral of St. John.  A cheese market is seen at 4:45, and cheese is...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock footage, Tulips, Dutch, Marken Island, Volendam, Netherlands, Amsterdam
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 340
favorite 2
comment 0
This 1980s U.S. Air Force news film features several segments including the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea, Operation Linebacker II, and the U.S. Air Force Drug Testing Laboratory,  First, the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea, along the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea.  The film features images of the DMZ with its heavily fortified positions, border guards, and propaganda village (1:50).  In 1984, a firefight broke out along the DMZ when a Russian citizen...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, North Korea, South Korea, DMZ, Demilitarized Zone, Korean War, 2nd...
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 338
favorite 1
comment 0
Produced in 1942 by the American group called United China Relief, "This is China" uses newsreel and travelogue footage to present a portrait of "our friends and allies" -- the Chinese people. United China Relief was founded in 1941 in New York City for the purpose of raising funds to aid the Chinese people during times of national crisis. The main function of United China Relief was to provide funds for the relief and rehabilitation of the Chinese people. Ancillary goals...
Topics: China, World War II, Rape Nanking, Shanghai Greenland F.C, Refugee, War Crime, Propaganda Film
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 341
favorite 5
comment 0
This rare full color travelogue from the 1940s shows Hawaii as it looked in the era before air travel made the island a highly accessible tourist destination.  The film was photographed by Walter "Butch" Resce, who served as a combat cameraman during WWII and founded Rainbow Pictures after the war.  The film shows Waikiki Beach, surfing, Diamond Head, the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, and many other scenes of classic Hawaii.  Floral leis are seen at the 4:30 mark, with service personnel...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Hawaii, Lei Day, The Royal Hawaiin, King Kamehameha
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 397
favorite 3
comment 0
Created in the late 1930s, this silent Castle newsreel entitled "War in China" shows some of the events In 1937.  That was when the first major clash of forces of the Imperial Japanese Army and the Chinese National Republican Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War was recorded in the Battle of Shanghai, also known as the Battle of Songhu. During the Japanese onslaught, the terrifying might of the Japanese Army was revealed. Japan was far more superior in air power and number of...
Topics: Newsreel, China, Rape Of Nanking, Shanghai, World War II, Chiang Kai-shek
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 356
favorite 5
comment 0
This rare North Vietnamese newsreel was made in the immediate  aftermath of Ho Chi Minh's death, in 1970.  In addition to showing the Vietnamese people mourning their fallen leader and his funeral, the film contains rare footage of the North Vietnamese Army and Air Force, as well as naval vessels operated by the Communist government, and Viet Cong forces.  Many of the images were shot in Hanoi.  The film ends with a rousing call to arms (around the 24 minute mark) and boldly seems to...
Topics: Vietnamese Language, Cold War, Viet Cong, North Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 464
favorite 4
comment 0
Narrated by actor Alan Caillou, also known as Alan Samuel Lyle-Smythe M.B.E., "O Tahiti Tele" was created by the Tahiti Tourist Development Board in 1972.  It shows the natural beauty of French Polynesia with its abundant beaches, fishing, paradisiacal vistas, unspoiled jungles, coconut plantations, and strong and beautiful people.  As the film points out, the arrival of jet aircraft as a means to travel, forever changed Tahiti from a remote dream for most people, to a reality...
Topics: Tahiti, French Polynesia, Mutiny On The Bounty, Papa'ete, James A. Michener, Glass Bottom Boat,...
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 319
favorite 3
comment 0
This late 1950s / early 1960s Pan Am Airlines travelogue about Hawaii comes from the era when commercial jet travel and in particular the Boeing 707 transformed the islands from a distant American possession only reachable by cruise ship, to an easily reached tourist destination.   The film shows Oahu and its beaches, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, and the island of Hawaii.  A Hawaiian Airlines DC-3 is seen at the 16 minute mark, along with Hawaii National Park and its volcano.  Also shown in the film...
Topics: Pan American World Airlines, Pan Am, Honolulu, Airline, Aircraft, Hawaii, Surfing, Oahu, Maui, Kona...
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 364
favorite 3
comment 0
This 1940s travelogue of Sweden shows the country's vast mineral and forestry wealth and industry, while showing its vast scenic beauty. Also shown is the nation's glass, fishing and shipbuilding industries, the cities of Gothenburg and Stockholm, and a number of tourist sites.  The film concludes with a visit to a horse race and the colorful Flag Day celebration. Sweden is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway and Finland, and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel...
Topics: Sweden, Stockholm, Stockholm University, Soccer, Lapland, Forestry, Lumber Products, Lumber,...
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 694
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Made in the aftermath of the Chinese Revolution, this profile of Taiwan shows the Nationalist Chinese government in exile, and highlights the fact that the island is now the sanctuary of the "free Chinese".  Taipei is shown, the seat of government of Nationalist China, and profiles are shown of native Taiwanese and the immigrant Chinese and exiled citizens of China.  At the 3:00 mark, the Taipei airport is seen, with the "Welcome to Free China" sign prominently placed at...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Nationalist Chinese, China, Taiwanese People, Taiwanese Air Force,...
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Dating to the 1930s, this Castle Films newsreel travelogue showcases Bali, Indonesia.  The film includes shots of native customs, including market day, farming, and women -- topless and unashamed -- carrying large burdens on their heads.  Betel nuts are shown being sold, cockfights are shown (3:30 mark), as well as native handicrafts including pottery.  Religious ceremonies are shown at the 5:50 mark, and dancing and play acting at the 7 minute mark.    Bali is an island and province of...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock footage, Indonesia, Dutch East Indies
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"Nuremberg: It's Lesson for Today" was made by the Office of Military Government for Germany in May of 1947 under the auspices of the OSS Field Photographic Unit headed by John Ford. In the summer of 1945, Ford dispatched Stuart to Europe to hunt for Nazi films that could be used at the Nuremberg trial. His older brother Budd, of higher rank, followed and led what became a small team of editors and writers. During a frenzied 4-month period, the Schulberg brothers and their colleagues...
Topics: Nazism, Genocide, Stuart Schulberg, Concentration Camps, Nazi Party, The Holocaust, War Crime,...
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"Nuremberg: It's Lesson for Today" was made by the Office of Military Government for Germany in May of 1947 under the auspices of the OSS Field Photographic Unit headed by John Ford.  In the summer of 1945, Ford dispatched Stuart Schulberg to Europe to hunt for Nazi films that could be used at the Nuremberg trial. His older brother Budd, of higher rank, followed and led what became a small team of editors and writers. During a frenzied 4-month period, the Schulberg brothers and their...
Topics: War crime, Nazism, Nuremberg Trials, Concentration Camp, WW2, Genocide, Stuart Schulberg, Germany,...
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This silent newsreel footage shows the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Soviet and Warsaw Pact forces in 1968, and the heroic resistance offered by ordinary Czech citizens.  The assault followed the Prague Spring period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia during the era of its domination by the Soviet Union after World War II. It began on 5 January 1968, when reformist Alexander Dubček was elected First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (KSČ), and continued until 21...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Warsaw, Czechoslovakia, Footage, Prague Spring, Soviet Union, Cold...
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Created with footage shot by the U.S. Army Signal Corps, CAMPS OF THE DEAD is a graphic newsreel that shows concentration camps as they appeared to the liberating Allied armies in 1945.  Full of horrifying images that vividly show the atrocious, baseless, inhuman and revoltingly vile nature of the Nazi death camps, it is hard to even begin to describe the images herein.  The idea that anyone would even consider denying the existence of the Holocaust, after viewing images such as these, is...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Nazi Concentration, Documentary, The Holocaust
Created with footage shot by the U.S. Army Signal Corps, CAMPS OF THE DEAD is a graphic newsreel that shows concentration camps as they appeared to the liberating Allied armies in 1945. This silent version was one of two produced; the other sound version runs about 20 minutes.  Full of horrifying images that vividly show the baseless and vile nature of the Nazi death camps, it is hard to even begin to describe the images herein.  The idea that anyone would even consider denying the existence...
Topics: World War, The Holocaust, World War II, Nazism, Nazi Concentration Camp, Periscope Film, Stock...
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This WWII War Bond film, titled simply "EVERY WAR BOND KILLS A JAP!", was made to encourage the purchase of bonds and stamps in support of the war effort.  The film contains startling images of Japanese war atrocities, including images of Chinese babies being thrown onto bayonets, the burying of human beings alive, the Nanking massacre, and wanton killing of civilians.  Justice for the soldiers of Japan is needed, and the film makes clear that the only way that these crimes will be...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Massacre, War Crime, China, World War II
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This wonderful home movie starts with images of a tropical typhoon in Singapore.  Then the person who shot it travels to Shanghai.  This is China in the year 1938.  Foootage includes a river cruise as well as terrific shots of river traffic, bustling streets full of trams and cars, and a great deal of human-powered traffic including rickshaws and sedan chairs.  Created just as WWII began to seriously affect the population of China, this film is a time capsule into a lost era. Shanghai is...
Topics: Shanghai, home movies, 16mm, China, Yangtze River
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A documentary re-creation of the 1951 Festival of Britain South Bank Exhibition.
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This rare film features ships of the U.S. Asiatic fleet patroling the Yangtze River. The Asiatic Fleet's gunboats were tasked with protecting American shipping (primarily oil tankers) from pirates and the Japanese. Contains amazing footage of life in China circa 1935 including the cities of Chunking, Shanghai, and the countryside. Ships featured in this film are the USS Augusta (CA-31), USS Borie (DD-215) and USS Simpson (DD-221) as well as US gunboats.
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Topic: Newsreel of US Involvement in China pre World War II (WWII)